Commitment to Action

Earthquake-Resilient Schools and Health Clinics

Commitment by

GeoHazards International

In 2009, GeoHazards International (GHI) committed to improving the safety and energy efficiency of schools and clinics in earthquake-prone communities in India and other Asian countries. It has committed to developing a less expensive mobile 'telepresence' communication technology so that expert engineers and architects based in developed countries can train and work remotely with local partners in these Asian communities, to: - Assess the seismic vulnerability and energy efficiency of schools and clinics; - Design and construct seismically-resistant, energy-efficient schools and clinics; - Accumulate knowledge about local building types, in order to produce optimal, cost-effective designs for improvement.

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Commitment

Earthquake-Resilient Schools and Health Clinics

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

4 year

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Asia

Countries

PAKISTAN

Commitment by

GeoHazards International

Partner(s)

Vinod Menon, Hari Kumar, Jennifer Devlin, Corinne L. Shefner-Rogers, William T. Holmes, Heather Bischel, Rupal Desai, Margaret Arnold